Today in The Rundown: Louisiana Legislature braces for a "do or die" day; task force reveals recommendations for handling sexual harassment in state government; a new poll is a mixed bag for Gov. John Bel Edwards' re-election bid; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.

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Days until the special session must end: 5

Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 10

Days until the 2018 regular legislative session ends: 88

The News

Fiscal cliff: The latest on House negotiations in the special session:

Gov's race: A new independent poll says a strong majority of voters approve of the job Gov. John Bel Edwards has done, but his re-election bid could be rougher if these Republicans jump in the race.

Sexual harassment: A task force has recommended that the state adopt a uniform anti-harassment policy and implement mandatory yearly training.

Education: About 75 percent of Louisiana’s young adults can’t qualify for military service because they don't meet minimum requirements for education, weight and criminal or addition backgrounds.

New Orleans: The Mississippi River is rising because of heavy rains to the north, with forecasts suggesting that it might swell enough to require opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway later in March.

LSU: See how much LSU's coaches are paid.

Happening this week


House comes in at 10 a.m., and the Senate convenes at 3 p.m.


House and Senate both TBD.

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